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ERIC Number: EJ605634
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Thought Experiments in Science Education: Potential and Current Realization.
Gilbert, John K.; Reiner, Miriam
International Journal of Science Education, v22 n3 p265-83 Mar 2000
If science education is to be related as closely as possible to science, then Thought Experiments (TEs) must play an appropriate part. Presents a typology of TEs with examples drawn from the history of physics and addresses their various uses in bringing about students' conceptual development. Finds appropriate use of TEs is lacking in physics textbooks. (Contains 34 references.) (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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